Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Dubuque County Driver Found with Pound and a Half of Meth

Dubuque County Driver Found with Pound and a Half of Meth

A driver in Dubuque County was found with a pound and a half of meth Friday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they pulled over a vehicle on Highway 151 near 12 Mile Road north of Bernard shortly before 1 pm Friday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office K-9 indicated illegal narcotics were in the vehicle. Authorities

Central City Native Playing “Taps” at Military Funerals

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – A University of Northern Iowa student is using her trumpet to give back to veterans, playing “Taps” at many local military funerals. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ( ) reports university marching band member JD Waybill of Central City has been performing at most military funerals with the Cedar Falls AMVETs

Donald “Don” E. Vontalge – Wadena

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge, 87, of Wadena, IA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:30

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to Manchester Fire Department

The Manchester Fire Department now has some of the best equipment in the nation to save a pet’s life. Invisible Fence of Dubuque has donated four pet oxygen mask kits to the department. These masks allow firefighters and emergency responders to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued

Three Teens Arrested for Fayette County Burglary

Three teens were arrested for breaking into a Fayette County home last week. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a home in rural Waucoma was burglarized last Thursday. The homeowner reported that around one thousand dollars in cash was missing. After a week long investigation, authorities have arrested 18-year old John Odegard of Elgin, as

Monticello Chamber Hires New Director

The Monticello Chamber has hired a new director. Jan Hoag, a Monticello native, was announced as the new Chamber Director this week. She will begin her duties on February 27th. Hoag replaces Sally Weber, who resigned in January after several months with the Chamber.

Alice Bockenstedt – Manchester

Alice Bockenstedt, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester.  She was born on December 13, 1928, in Earlville, the daughter of William and Stacia (Maiers) Helle.  Alice was raised and educated in the Earlville area attending St. Joseph Catholic School.   On January 26, 1948, Alice

Linn County’s Minimum Wage Increase Could Be Revoked

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Thousands of Iowans could get pay cuts if legislation discussed in the Iowa House is approved. A GOP-led subcommittee Wednesday approved a bill banning local governments from increasing the minimum wage, a move that would reverse action taken by Linn County and several other counties in the state. The bill

Updated: Details Released on Train/Semi Collision in Ryan

Authorities released details this morning on the train and semi collision that happened in Ryan on Monday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a semi trailer from Heartland Bean Meal LLC of Garrison was heading north on Highway 13 near the railroad crossing around 2:30 pm. The driver saw the railroad’s flashing lights and tried